How Imagination Can Help Overcome Fear And Anxiety
How Imagination Can Help Overcome Fear And Anxiety
by Valerie van Mulukom
Almost everyone has something they fear – maybe it’s spiders, enclosed spaces, or heights. When we encounter these…
How Parent And Child Emotion Therapy Eases Depression
How Parent And Child Emotion Therapy Eases Depression
by Jim Dryden
An interactive therapy involving parents and their depressed children can reduce rates of depression and lower the…
Stepping Out Of Our Little Corner and Open To Uplifting Others
Stepping Out Of Our Little Corner and Open To Uplifting Others
by Ellen Grace O'Brian
Nothing contributes more to unfolding our divine potential than “stepping out of our little corner,” reaching out…
How An App Can Help Fight Loneliness In Old People At Christmas
How An App Can Help Fight Loneliness In Old People At Christmas
by Niall Hayes
Loneliness, as a leading cause of depression and obesity, is believed to cost £6,000 per person in health and social…
Is Combining Robots With The Internet Of Things The Next Great Leap Forward?
Is Combining Robots With The Internet Of Things The Next Great Leap Forward?
by Mauro Dragone
The Internet of Things is a popular vision of objects with internet connections sending information back and forth to…
Hate Christmas? A Psychologist's Survival Guide For Grinches
Hate Christmas? A Psychologist's Survival Guide For Grinches
by Karen Rodham
Two years ago, I came into work on December 1 to find a bag on my desk labelled “Karen’s Christmas Intervention”. It…
Why The Key To Humanity Isn't Genetic But Microbial
Why The Key To Humanity Isn't Genetic But Microbial
by Ian Myles
What if the key to perfecting the human species were actually … yogurt? The fantasy of trying to perfect humanity…
Looking For A High-tech Gift For A Young Child?
Looking For A High-Tech Gift For A Young Child?
by Marina Umaschi Bers
Shopping for a new high-tech gift for the child in your life this holiday season? It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all…
Your Smartphone Apps Are Tracking Your Every Move
Your Smartphone Apps Are Tracking Your Every Move
by Jeff Inglis
If you have a smartphone, it probably is a significant part of your life, storing appointments and destinations as well…
Don't Stress The Kind Of Christmas Tree To Buy If You Reuse Or Compost
Don't Stress The Kind Of Christmas Tree To Buy If You Reuse Or Compost
by Bert Cregg
Environmentally conscious consumers often ask me whether a real Christmas tree or an artificial one is the more…
How Chickens Became The Ultimate Symbol Of The Anthropocene
How Chickens Became The Ultimate Symbol Of The Anthropocene
by Carys Bennett, et al
We are living on the planet of the chickens. The broiler (meat) chicken now outweighs all wild birds put together by…
Why Multitasking Between Devices Is Associated With Poorer Attention And Memory
Why Multitasking Between Devices Is Associated With Poorer Attention And Memory
by André J. Szameitat
How many times have you sat down to watch TV or a movie, only to immediately shift your attention to your smartphone or…
How Nature Is A Rich Source Of Medicine
How Nature Is A Rich Source Of Medicine
by Ross Piper, et al
The Pacific yew tree is a fairly small and slow growing conifer native to the Pacific Northwest. The Gila monster is a…
Transforming Grief And Despair Into Acceptance, Contentment, And Love
Transforming Grief And Despair Into Acceptance, Contentment, And Love
by John Welshons
There are certain critical turning points when grief and despair begin to transform into acceptance, contentment, and…
What Winter Solstice Rituals Tell Us About Indigenous People
What Winter Solstice Rituals Tell Us About Indigenous People
by Rosalyn R. LaPier
On the day of winter solstice, many Native American communities will hold religious ceremonies or community events.The…
How Cheap Oil Is Blocking Progress On Climate Change
How Cheap Oil Is Blocking Progress On Climate Change
by Scott L. Montgomery
The relationship between supply and demand, a fundamental economic concept, holds that when the price of something…
Why You Should Not Worry About Screen Time But Focus On How You Use Technology
Why You Should Not Worry About Screen Time But Focus On How You Use Technology
by Margaret E. Morris
Many Americans find themselves bombarded by expert advice to limit their screen time and break their addictions to…
Death and The Spirit World: What Happens At The Moment Of Death?
Death and The Spirit World: What Happens At The Moment Of Death?
by Michael Newton, Ph.D.
At the moment of death, our soul rises out of its host body. If the soul is older and has experience from many former…
Why Older Adults May Need The Sex Talk Even More Than Teens
Why Older Adults May Need The Sex Talk Even More Than Teens
by Heather Honoré Goltz and Matthew Lee Smith
Humans are sexual beings. This urge does not stop when the clock strikes 60. Or even 90.Young adults may deny older…
Here Are Some Tips For Truly Happy Holidays
Here Are Some Tips For Truly Happy Holidays
by Rachel Croson
Each year it seems our travel gets more and more out of control. Between the multiple holidays, family we need to visit…
How To Make Reading Fun And Part Of Life
How To Make Reading Fun And Part Of Life
by Peter Rul and Zelda Barends
The love of reading is one of the greatest gifts an adult can give to a child. Pragmatically, reading proficiently…
How Imaginary Friends Could Boost Children's Development
How Imaginary Friends Could Boost Children's Development
by Paige Davis
Psychologists first became interested in imaginary friends in the early 19th century because they feared they could be…
5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Stillbirth
5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Stillbirth
by Vicki Flenady, et al
Stillbirth is defined as the death of a baby of at least 20 weeks’ gestation or 400 grams in weight. Most stillbirths…
A Dangerous Prayer: "Show Me TheTruth"
A Dangerous Prayer: "Show Me TheTruth"
by Regina Sara Ryan
A woman told me that gratitude was her constant prayer, and I was impressed. But, I realized that her gratitude was…
How To Design Cities To Counter Loneliness
How To Design Cities To Counter Loneliness
by Tanzil Shafique
Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think it’s a personal mental health issue, the…
The Bad News On Human Nature, In 10 Findings From Psychology
The Bad News On Human Nature, In 10 Findings From Psychology
by Christian Jarrett
It’s a question that’s reverberated through the ages – are humans, though imperfect, essentially kind, sensible,…
The Surprising Role Of Childhood Trauma In Athletic Success
The Surprising Role Of Childhood Trauma In Athletic Success
by Veronica Allan
The story of Canadian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes, the first ever Olympian to win multiple medals in both the…
What Are Allergies And Why Are We Getting More Of Them?
What Are Allergies And Why Are We Getting More Of Them?
by Adam Collison, Elizabeth Percival, Joerg Mattes, and Rani Bhatia
Allergies are reactions caused by the immune system as it responds to environmental substances that are usually…
Why Attention Is Not A Resource But A Way Of Being Alive To The World
Why Attention Is Not A Resource But A Way Of Being Alive To The World
by Dan Nixon
‘We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.’ Those were the words of the American biologist E O Wilson…
If We Want Our Food To Be Truly Sustainable, We Need To Be Able To Tell Where It Comes From
If We Want Our Food To Be Truly Sustainable, We Need To Be Able To Tell Where It Comes From
by Chris West and Helen Burley
Transparent supply chains can help halt deforestation and protect Earth’s most vulnerable ecosystems.
How We Know Climate Change Was Behind Earth’s Largest Extinction
How We Know Climate Change Was Behind Earth’s Largest Extinction
by Hannah Hickey
Global warming that left animals unable to breathe caused the Permian mass extinction in the oceans, according to a new…
The First Effective Drugs For Preventing Migraine May Be Available Soon
The First Effective Drugs For Preventing Migraine May Be Available Soon
by Katie A Lloyd
I suffer from migraines. At least once a month, I have excruciating head pain, sensory problems and intermittent bouts…
The Psychology Of Believing In Free Will
The Psychology Of Believing In Free Will
by Peter Gooding
From coffee table books and social media to popular science lectures, it seems it has has become increasing fashionable…
After 50, Death Risk Climbs In Wake Of Loss Of Wealth
After 50, Death Risk Climbs In Wake Of Loss Of Wealth
by Laurel Thomas, University of Michigan
Adults in their 50s and older who suffer a catastrophic loss of wealth have a 50-percent higher risk of dying than…
Exercising Soul Muscles: Our Best Medicine for Tough Times
Exercising Soul Muscles: Our Best Medicine for Tough Times
by Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.
The World Health Organization calls stress "a global epidemic". Stress may be as American as apple pie, but it is also…
Communicating With Insects As Intelligent Fellow Beings
Communicating With Insects As Intelligent Fellow Beings
by Bill Schul, Ph.D.
When we consider interspecies communication we usually think in terms of human-creature exchanges or interactions in…
Why Death Is No Leveller If Some Live Much Longer Than Others
Why Death Is No Leveller If Some Live Much Longer Than Others
by Keith Frankish
Just like the rest of us, the rich and powerful have had to accept that youth is fleeting, that strength and health…
What Does Gaslighting Mean?
What Does Gaslighting Mean?
by Jessamy Gleeson
Shortlisted for the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2018 word of the year, “gaslighting” has well and truly found its way…
Accepting Homosexuality: From Shame to Acceptance
Accepting Homosexuality: From Shame to Acceptance
by Jesse Davis
I feel that now is the time to take a completely different look at Homosexuality! With modern science suspecting the…
How People With OCD Get Stuck In A Loop Of Wrongness
How People With OCD Get Stuck In A Loop Of Wrongness
by Kara Gavin
A study of hundreds of brain scans sheds light on abnormalities common to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
How The Mediterranean Diet May Help Your Neurons Live Longer
How The Mediterranean Diet May Help Your Neurons Live Longer
by Marco Travaglio
Historians consider it one of the ‘cradles of civilization,’ but for many scientists today the real value of the…
Why It’s Going To Get Hot And Dry All Over At The Same Time
Why It’s Going To Get Hot And Dry All Over At The Same Time
by Josie Garthwaite
The kind of hot, dry conditions that can shrink crop yields, destabilize food prices, and lay the groundwork for…
Every Wish Is Like A Prayer: Is Anyone Listening?
Every Wish Is Like A Prayer: Is Anyone Listening?
by Alan C. Mermann, M.D., M.Div.
Prayer can be a most difficult and trying task. The experiences of our century with its massive blind destruction,…
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week a word that seems to occur often in the featured articles is Presence... teamed with awareness, awakening,…
Horoscope Week: December 10 to 16, 2018
Horoscope Current Week: December 10 to 16, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
How To Create A World That Works: Do What “Wants To Happen” In The World Through You
How To Create A World That Works: Do What “Wants To Happen” In The World Through You
by Alan Seale
Chances are that you, like me, feel called to make a difference in this rapidly changing world. Today, more people than…
Reaching Connection Through Awareness and Attunement
Connecting With and Understanding Others Through Awareness and Attunement
by Teal Swan
To be able to perceive other people and to feel, see, hear, understand and communicate with them, you need to attune to…
Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It
Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It
by Vincent Ho
If you’ve ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions…
How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds
How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds
by University of Copenhagen
Children who are genetically predisposed to being overweight can still lose weight by changing their diet and exercise…
What Is This Feeling We Call Sublime?
What Is This Feeling We Call Sublime?
by Sandra Shapshay
Have you ever felt awe and exhilaration while contemplating a vista of jagged, snow-capped mountains?
The Co-op That’s Keeping Community Money Out of Big Banks
The Co-op That’s Keeping Community Money Out of Big Banks
by Ivy Brashear
How marginalized groups are working to counteract historical wealth inequality.
It’s Not Fear, It’s Sensation
It’s Not Fear, It’s Sensation
by Alexia Vernon
If you’re anything like me, or at least who I used to be, my hunch is that when you are on the cusp of doing (and…
When Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes There Is More Than One Diet To Choose From
When Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes There Is More Than One Diet To Choose From
by Nicola Guess
If you have high blood glucose, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes (so-called prediabetes) you may have…
Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.
Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.
by Melissa De Witte
Elections play a distinctive role in strengthening democracy, and voting is a pivotal part of that process. That’s why…
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